Pyramid, a talent development programme run by RBH, has celebrated the graduation of nine promising future hotel managers.
The year-long programme had its graduation ceremony at Crowne Plaza London Dockland, in front of senior members of RBH management, and colleagues who mentored them throughout the year.
Over the course of the programme, the candidates took part in a range of masterclasses, learning a range of skills required to fast-track them into more senior management roles. They covered topics from leadership to quality control, and the achievement of a profitable business through focusing on operational excellence.
The programme is already boosting the careers of its participants, with more than half of this year’s graduates being promoted during the process – four of them to deputy general manager positions.
Katie Herbert, who graduates as deputy general manager at Holiday Inn Express London – Epsom Downs, said: “I’m thrilled to be graduating from the Pyramid Programme. It’s been an intense year, and a steep learning curve, but I’ve developed so many new skills – which has ultimately resulted in me securing my first deputy general manager role, which I’m exceptionally proud of.
“We’ve all taken so much from the various training sessions, and I think I speak for all the graduates when I say we feel fully equipped to take on the next stages of our careers, and any challenges that are thrown at us.”
Alongside Pyramid, RBH also runs the Management Foundation Degree for promising young hospitality stars aged 18 and over, as well as the ExCel programme designed to take deputy general managers into the next stages of their careers.